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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Lydeard St Lawrence, Taunton, Somerset, TA4

Sold STC £595,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Farmhouse Kitchen
  • Extensive Outbuildings
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Orchard
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Large Parking Area
  • Period Charm

Full description

A handsome Grade II Listed, detached, village house, offering spacious accommodation, set within large gardens and gardens. 5 Bedrooms, Farmhouse Kitchen, Extensive Outbuildings, Landscaped Gardens, Orchard, 2 Bathrooms, Large Parking Area, Period Charm.

Situation - Middlethatch occupies a wonderful position, situated close to the centre of the highly favoured village of Lydeard St Lawrence. It is within walking distance to the village hall, primary school, church and post office. The house is also within the popular Kingsmead Secondary School catchment area. A wider range of facilities can be found at the nearby village of Bishops Lydeard, which has a doctors' surgery, chemist, shops, garage and pub. Taunton, the County town of Somerset, is approximately 7 miles to the South East and provides a more comprehensive range of amenities, which one would expect to find in a busy County Town. The countryside surrounding Lydeard St Lawrence is some of the most beautiful countryside in the country and provides easy access to Exmoor National Park and The Quantock Hills which are an designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with miles of footpaths and bridleways. The famous West Somerset Steam Railway line also runs nearby.

Description - Middlethatch is Listed Grade II in recognition of its architectural interest and is believed to date from the 17th century. The house is constructed of rendered elevations under a thatched roof. The property offers spacious, flexible accommodation with rooms of good proportion, particularly with decent ceiling height. The property has been modernised by the current owners over the years and now offers an excellent blend of contemporary fittings with retention of many of the original character features, including some fine joinery and excellent fireplaces. Outside the property there are delightful gardens which enhance the property greatly.

Accommodation - A front door leads through into the entrance hall, which has a slate floor with stairs rising to the first floor. There is a rear lobby with stable door to the gardens and a well-proportioned dining room, centred on a superb inglenook fireplace with stone reveals and a large beam over, incorporating a wood burning stove. The sitting room is a well-proportioned room with a window seat and a Victorian style fireplace with timber surround. The farmhouse kitchen is a lovely room with a range of fitted units, granite worktop surfaces, a 2 oven electric Aga, an inglenook style fireplace incorporating the original bread oven and smoking chamber, as well as a walk in larder with slate flooring. There is a utility room with a low level WC, plumbing for a washing machine, a range of fitted units and also a separate study with original fireplace and display alcoves with fitted shelves. On the first floor the property has 5 bedrooms, the master bedroom has an en-suite shower room and there is a further family bathroom.

Outside - Middlethatch is approached from the village road via twin opening five bar gates, which lead to a large parking and turning area. This provides access to the three bay carport providing log storage in addition. A workshop and store directly adjoins the property, which is ideal for garden machinery or hobby use.

Middlethatch benefits from a large village garden of approximately 0.4 acres which is well stocked and tended by the present owners, providing numerous flower and shrub borders and is set within partly walled boundaries. The rear garden is very private and includes a raised patio area together with a small orchard section, outside store, chicken run and vegetable area. Overall the gardens are a delightful feature of the property.

Directions - From Taunton, proceed in a north westerly direction along the A358 towards Williton. At the end of Bishops Lydeard bypass and just after passing the entrance to Cedar Falls, turn left towards Raleghs Cross and Lydeard St Lawrence on the B3224. Continue on this road for 2 1/2 miles and then turn right signposted to Lydeard St Lawrence. Proceed into the village, pass the village hall on the left hand side and Middlethatch can be found on the right hand side shortly after.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.


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23 October 2015

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